Archives—March 2019

Havens is PI on Naval Surface Warfare Center Project

Timothy Havens
Tim Havens

Timothy Havens (ECE) is the principal investigator on a research and development project that has received $96,643 from the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Andrew Barnard (ME-EM) is the Co-PI on the project, which is titled, “Localization, Tracking, and Classification of On-Ice and Underwater Noise Sources Using Machine Learning.”

This is the first year of a potential three-year project totaling $299,533.

Tech Today, March 7, 2019


Yu Cai and Team Recognized by NSA National Cybersecurity Curriculum Program

Yu Cai
Yu Cai

Yu Cai (SoT) and his team are recognized as featured curriculum authors as part of the National Security Agency (NSA)’s National Cybersecurity Curriculum Program (NCCP). In the 2017 fiscal year, NSA awarded 54 grants to universities to build courses and modules in high need cybersecurity areas. All curriculum has undergone a strenuous multi-faceted review before being released. In the recognition note sent by the NSA NCCP program manager, it says “Curriculum developed by your institution has been released nationally in this unique and transformative effort as we work to secure our nation by strengthening the cyber workforce. We congratulate Cai and appreciate the institutional support provided to him for his hard work in developing this curriculum.”

Yu Cai is the principal investigator of two NSA NCCP grants. The goal of these projects is to integrate concepts and best practices of cybersecurity into undergraduate IT/Computing curricula.

Published in Tech Today, March 11, 2019



Michigan Tech 2019 Research Magazine

Published in March 2019

The following ICC members were recognized in the 2019 Research Magazine for receiving National Science Foundation Faculty Career Awards: Sumit Paudyal (“Operation of Distribution Grids in the Context of High-Penetration Distributed Energy Resources and Flexible Loads”), Ye Sun (“System-on-Cloth: A Cloud Manufacturing Framework for Embroidered Wearable Electronics”), and Keith Vertanen (“Technology Assisted Conversations”). Read the full article here.

Keith Vertanen and Scott Kuhl’s research into the development of a mid-air virtual keyboard by mounting a hand-tracking device on a VR headset was featured in the article, “Ready User One.” Read the full article here.

The Research in Brief section included Keith Vertanen’s Alzheimer’s research, “H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex;” and Robert Pastel’s Keweenaw Time Traveler map and the Copper Country Historical Spatial Data Infrastructure. Read the full article here.

Read the 2019 Research Magazine here.